Debrie H 35mm high speed cine camera

1950 in London and Paris
Etablissements André Debrie

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Debrie H 35mm high speed cine camera, 1950s
The Kodak Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford
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Debrie High Speed Cine camera, Series H. Serial No 221 by Andre Debire, France, 1950. High speed cine camera for 35mm film in 400 foot external magazine. No lens. With double claw intermittent with double registration pin device. Single continuous sprocket. Critical focusing system on front of film. Rotary footage counter. Speed indicator, calibrated 48-240fps. Electric motor drive 1/8Hp, 24v DC, 1000 rpm 7 amps, motor fited by Arthur Kingston. On off switch and speed control (replacing original hand drive). Used by Arthur Kingston to film Grand National.

This high speed cine camera was used to capture events and movements too fast to be photographed by lower framing rates. The camera could take between 48 and 240 frames per second and was used by Arthur Kingston to film the Grand National.


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brass (copper, zinc alloy), glass, steel (metal) and white metal (unknown)
cine camera
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The Kodak Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford

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